Non-invasive Facial Rejuvenation, Washington D.C: A Beginner’s Guide

Capital Facial Plastic Surgery is one of the top clinics that offer both invasive and non-invasive techniques in facial rejuvenation in Washington D.C. Patients seek facial skin treatments for a number of reasons, but the most common by far is to keep the common signs of aging at bay. If you’ve been thinking about getting a treatment but aren’t sure which one is right for you, a good rule of thumb is to always start with a non-invasive technique. That way, you can see if its result is something you’d like to enjoy for a longer period; if so, you can then discuss cosmetic surgery options with a licensed plastic surgeon.

As for non-invasive options for facial rejuvenation in Washington D.C. at Capital Facial Plastic Surgery, below are the most sought after by patients. Take the time to read the brief description so you’ll have an idea of which one you’d like to try when you consult your doctor.

1. Dermal fillers

As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and volume resulting in hollowed cheeks and sagging skin. Dermal fillers are the best non-invasive option to address this common sign of aging. Natural or synthetic medication is injected into the target area to add volume. As the area is plumped, the skin stretches, too, which reduces visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. If your facial skin issue is any of the following, then dermal fillers might just be right the non-invasive technique for you:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Thinning or downturned lips
  • Volume loss
  • Hollows below the eyes, and
  • Lip lines

2. Kybella®

If you’re bothered by fat under the chin, Kybella® is the perfect solution for you. Like dermal fillers, this medication is also administered by injection. Fat buildup under the chin is caused by different factors, the most common of which are weight gain and aging. This non-invasive treatment destroys fat cells, and these fat cells then the body naturally eliminates.

Synthetic deoxycholic acid is the active ingredient found in Kybella®. It’s a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps break down dietary fat.

3. Fractional laser skin resurfacing

Fine lines and wrinkles aren’t the only common signs of aging. Dark spots, also known as age spots, begin to appear too as we age. If you’re frustrated with the blotchy patches on your face, a fractional laser skin resurfacing is the recommended facial rejuvenation. Washington D.C. residents request this procedure at Capital Facial Plastic Surgery not only to improve their age spots but also to reduce acne scars, and even-out their facial skin tone.

If you’re considering laser skin resurfacing, make sure to request for fractional skin resurfacing as this is more precise, targeting only the problem area and treating your skin problems a fraction at a time. Why is this factor important? Because it leaves the surrounding skin alone thereby minimizing recovery period and incidents of injuring “healthy” areas.

4. Chemical peel

Of all the treatments mentioned here, chemical peels are probably the oldest. Believe it or not, these have been around for hundreds of years. Chemical peels also even-out the skin tone. These are used to lighten acne scars and dark spots. There are different types of chemical peels, and usually, these are distinguished by their “strength,” from light to medium depth.

There’s usually an after-peel skin care that your doctor would recommend to achieve optimum results.

Also, after your facial rejuvenation treatment, it is strongly advised that you consult your doctor about skin care products that would best complement the treatment and that which are a good fit for your type of skin.

Need more help with facial rejuvenation in Washington, D.C.? Please feel free to contact Capital Facial Plastic Surgery at (240) 630-8175 to schedule a consultation with our head plastic surgeon, Dr. Adam Singleton.